Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Navigation

TOWARDS A PLATFORM FOR DEVELOPMENT: BRINGING TOGETHER PASTORALISTS AND AGRO-PASTORALISTS

by Jean Brennan last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:49 AM
Contributors: Jean Brennan
In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. section 107, any copyrighted material herein is distributed without profit or payment for non-profit research and educational purposes only. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. section 107, any copyrighted material herein is distributed without profit or payment for non-profit research and educational purposes only.

THE CONTEXT The Kishi Beiga Area Kishi Beiga is a vast region in the Oudalan province of northern Burkina Faso (a country located at the heart of West Africa). Pastoralism is the main activity in the area; rainfall is quite low (isohyets of 350 to 600 mm) and very irregular in time and space. The area consists of numerous villages and hamlets and many different ethnic groups, including the Touaregs, the Bellah, various Peul subgroups and other groups derived from the Songhai (Mallébé). Kishi Beiga falls under the traditional authority of a Touareg chief (who has just been reinstated), the canton chief who lives in Gorom Gorom and controls the entire Oudalan district. The government is represented by a Mallébé village administrator. The area holds tremendous potential for pastoralism and, as a result, several transhumance groups from neighboring regions appear periodically and attempt to cohabit with the sedentary agro-pastoralists. There are vast dry season and rainy season pasturelands, ponds, water courses and salt resources used for treatments.

Author(s): Jean Brennan

Download File from Portal: BurkinaFaso(EN).doc — Microsoft Word Document, 47 kB (48,640 bytes)

2 0
Add annotation

No annotations for this item

Page Information

Page Views: 102900

Attachments Downloaded: 39

Date Created: Friday, April 3, 2015 7:18 PM

Date Modified: Monday, April 20, 2015 2:21 PM

Controlled Vocabulary:
Back to Top